The rise of xenophobia and the case of Mesut Özil

Because I have family connections to Germany, I always follow events there very closely. And one event on my radar screen has been the controversy surrounding Arsenal football star Mesut Özil, who has retired from international football after receiving racially-charged criticism leading up to and following the World Cup this year. I see the Özil controversy as yet another sign of xenophobia and nativism that is rising everywhere in Europe and the US at the moment. I have some comments below.
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